Marvel fans need a "breath of fresh air" like Ant-Man & The Wasp after going through the horrifying ending of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said. While it's been already two months since Thanos was officially introduced to the MCU, it seems like a huge chunk of the fandom still hasn't gotten over processing Earth's Mightiest Heroes first defeat, not to mention the deaths of several other heroes. But with the Peyton Reed-directed sequel coming out in just a little bit more than a week, fans can look forward to a funnier time at the cinemas.
Ant-Man and Wasp may have been left out of Infinity War, but it won't be that long before the duo comes on the big screen for their own film. Dealing with the ramifications of Scott getting involved in the events of Captain America: Civil War, he, alongside Hope and Hank will have to come back to once again team up with each other in the hopes of rescuing Michelle Pfeiffer's Janet van Dyne, the original Wasp and Pym matriarch, from the Quantum Realm where she's been stranded for three decades now.
Talking to the fans via Marvel Entertainment's YouTube live stream before the Ant-Man & The Wasp's Los Angeles premiere, Feige teased about what fans can look forward to in the sequel. Starting with pointing the movie's running theme of centering on familial relationships, he also said that the humorous film is a great way to follow a darker-toned movie like Infinity War.
"Our fans went through a lot recently in a movie called Infinity War and the whole notion to have a breath of fresh air, and to have some fun, and to have some, I think, surprising emotion, Scott Lang, and his daughter is amazing."
Admittedly, many were initially worried about Ant-Man & The Wasp following two blockbuster Marvel films in Infinity War and Black Panther and closing out the franchise's momentous 10th year anniversary. But now, it makes sense that Feige wants to end MCU's 2018 on a lighter note - and what better way to do it than rolling out the sequel to possibly their funniest sub-franchise yet. As a plus, early reactions to Ant-Man & the Wasp are very positive.
Aside from saving Janet, Ant-Man and Wasp will also have to deal with a brand new threat, the mysterious villain known as Ghost, played by Hannah John-Kamen. Not much is known regarding the antagonist as Marvel Studios continues to be very cagey about the character, her origins and her ulterior motive for terrorizing the Pyms. But, previously released trailers for Ant-Man & The Wasp have revealed that she's able to phase through objects which makes for an interesting fighting dynamic between her and the shrinking heroes.
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- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019